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Database vs. Repository

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Databasenoun

(general) A collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer.

β€˜I have a database of all my contacts in my personal organizer.’;

Repositorynoun

A location for storage, often for safety or preservation.

Databasenoun

(computing) A set of tables in a database(1).

β€˜The "books" database will have three tables, and the "customers" database will have two tables.’;

Repositorynoun

(computing) a storage location for files, such as downloadable software packages, or files in a source control system.

Databasenoun

(computing) A software program for storing, retrieving and manipulating a database(1).

β€˜Which database do you use: MySQL or Oracle?’;

Repositorynoun

A burial vault.

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Databasenoun

(computing) A combination of (1) and (2).

Repositorynoun

(figurative) A person to whom a secret is entrusted.

Databaseverb

To enter data into a database.

Repositorynoun

(dated) A place where things are kept for sale; a shop.

Databasenoun

an organized body of related information.

Repositorynoun

A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository.

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Databasenoun

an organized body of related information

Repositorynoun

a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Database

In computing, a database is an organized collection of data stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. Where databases are more complex they are often developed using formal design and modeling techniques.

Repositorynoun

a person to whom a secret is entrusted

Repositorynoun

a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

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